Honey Bees in the Garden: April: And bee food in the north?

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  April

By Mindy03
April 10, 2011

April showers bring May flowers, which means plenty of food for honey bees. Gardeners will soon be busy setting out the plants they bought or grew from seeds. And now that the number of honey bees has increased, the honey supers are being filled with surplus honey.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Nov 26, 2015 6:16 AM CST
I enjoy reading your accounts of which plants are feeding the bees in your warmer climate.
Some of those plants either:-- do not grow well here in zone 3, or they flower later here.
I am wondering if there is a source for info suitable for northern climates?
I would especially like to find some which flower early in the season when bees first show up in spring. And also for the end of season too.
In the mid season there are lots of flowering plants.
Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Nov 26, 2015 6:40 AM CST
I'll do some research on that for you Caroline.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Nov 26, 2015 8:22 PM CST
Thank you as I would appreciate that info.

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